West Point residents have been advised to drink bottled water or filtered water as the city water has been deemed unsafe to drink. Water officials were on hand for Tuesday night’s West Point City Council Meeting, including DHHS Administrator Sue Dempsey. City Administrator Tom Goulette.
Goulette says the new filters have been ordered, and the hope is for Advanced Consulting Engineering Services to have plans and specs done in the next 30-60 days, and when those are done for them to get approved by the State Health Department, and then go out for bids. The hope is everything coincides shortly after the first of the year when construction would begin.
The council also held a public hearing to set the property tax request for the fiscal year. Goulette says it was set at just over $1 million.
Goulette says the proposed amount for the 2019-2020 annual budget is $21,971,400, up from $20,083,931 last year.
The City Council also reviewed the employee pay plan.
The Council also approved a new interlocal agreement between Cuming County, the City of West Point, the City of Wisner, the Village of Beemer, and the Village of Bancroft through 2022 that shifts the personnel issues and hiring of the CCED Director from the Board to the County Supervisors.
Also at Tuesday night’s meeting, the City Council accepted the real estate being gifted to the City by Dave and Connie Wimmer for the West Point Trails & Pathways Project.
Goulette says the city also renewed the sanitation agreement with Cuming County for garbage disposal.